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2011 Seminar Series
Speaker: Adrian Baker
Title: ‘The processes of dissemination and implementation of NICE workplace health and wellbeing guidance in three NHS acute Trusts’
Date & Time: Friday 4th November 1pm-2pm
Venue: G37 & G38
The project seeks to understand how three NHS acute Trusts disseminate and implement the NICE ‘promoting mental wellbeing at work’ guidance and the ‘promoting physical activity in the workplace’ guidance. Following the Boorman Review (2009), there has been more focus on the health of NHS staff, with the NHS constitution pledging to NHS staff that they have a right to ‘work within a healthy and safe workplace’ (Department of Health, 2009) and the introduction of staff health and wellbeing measurements in the NHS staff survey. The NICE provides guidance for employers on how to improve the health of their staff. Through document analysis and semi-structured interviews, the project will explore the organisational processes and factors that can both hinder and facilitate the implementation of NICE workplace guidance. The research will describe the process chain involved in implementation and highlight best practice and lessons learned. The project will develop recommendations to help optimise interventions that improve adherence to the NICE workplace guidance. The supervisors for the project are Professor Rosalind Raine and Professor Glenn Robert.
Adrian is a Colt Doctoral Research fellow and UCL Impact award recipient, and graduated with Distinction in his Masters at the LSE, where he also did his undergraduate. He has been a researcher at NHS Plus for four years where he led a two year project on critical appraisal systems for evidence based guidelines. Adrian is a member of the Occupational Health Research Group and the UCL Centre for Applied Health Research and was a member of the Grading Systems Working Group at the NHS Plus and Royal College of Physicians Joint Specialist Society Clinical Effectiveness Forum. He is currently a member of a small working group tasked with the development of clinical quality indicators for occupational health departments across the NHS.
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